Learning Styles…..

Are learning styles a myth?

I don’t think learning styles are a myth but do think some are more dominant. You could also present the argument that there is preference to learning styles. When I think of my eight kids and their learning styles I actually think its selective.

What are your thoughts?

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Social Learner

If you are a social learner it is said that you like learning in groups or with other people.

Human connection reinforces social learning. I encourage everyone to blog or participate in a forum.

I encourage you to check out this great blog site on social learning as an added resource to your tool-kit.

http://blog.blackboard.com/?s=social+learning

Tips for Social Learners

  1. Use Social Media by tweeting or blogging
  2. Participate in a study group
  3. Role playing
  4. Sharing your views
  5. Discuss and Learn with peers
  6. Blend with other methods of learning
  7. Participate in a class forum

Tips for the Verbal learner

If you use this style of learning, you find it easy to express yourself, both in writing and verbally. You probably know the meaning of many words, and pick up phrases quickly.

So find more ways to write and speak. Here are some further tips:

  • Talk about it
  • Teach it
  • Create a study group
  • Say words to self
  • Make up songs to go along with the subject you are studying

When you think of Physical learning. What does that look like for you? 

Tips for the Solitary Learner

TIPS FOR THE SOLITARY LEARNER

  • Set goals and plan
  • Spend more time on the project
  • Keep a log or a journal
  • Visualize what you are thinking
  • Scripting techniques
  • Ask questions and listen
  • Modelling

Remember how your own style and approach to training may impact the participants’ learning experience.

Humour

It’s often said that laughter is the best medicine. But did you know that it’s also one of the best teaching aids?

Humor turns boring, dry lessons into playful, educational activities and builds a sense of community.

http://www.cartoonstock.com/directory/t/teaching_strategies.asp

What are your ideas for bringing humor into the classroom?